Teens to face trial for murder of Lincolnshire mum and daughter

Two 14-year-olds accused of the murders of a school dinner lady and her 13-year-old daughter were on the afternoon of Monday, April 18 remanded into secure youth accommodation following a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

The girl and boy are accused of the murders of Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and her youngest daughter Katie Edwards, 13, whose bodies were found on Friday at a semi-detached house in the market town of Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The teenagers were flanked by three security officers as they sat in the dock at Lincoln Crown Court.

Neither showed any emotion with the boy appearing to fiddle with a piece of paper in his hand.

During the five minute hearing they each spoke only to confirm their identities.

Judge Michael Heath ordered that the pair should appear back in court on June 27 for a plea and trial preparation hearing. A trial date was provisionally arranged to start on October 17.

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The two bodies were discovered in their home in Spalding. Photo: Google Street View

The judge ordered that nothing should be published that might lead to the identities of the two accused being revealed.

The bodies of Elizabeth Edwards, known as Liz, and Katie were found on Friday lunchtime at their home.

Lincolnshire Police later arrested the two 14-year-olds and over the weekend charged them with murder.